Geert van Keulen

(1943 - )

Geert van Keulen is a contemporary Dutch composer, music educator, conductor and clarinetist. He studied clarinet and bass clarinet at the Amsterdam Music Lyceum, (now the Conservatorium van Amsterdam), with Jan Koene , composition with Robert Heppener , instrumentation with Hans Henkemans and orchestral conducting with Anton Kersjes and David Zinman.

From 1966 to 2006, he was the bass clarinetist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. From 1966 to the end of 1988 he was a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. He is active as a conductor and organizer, and from 1978 to 1995 he taught composition and instrumentation at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.